Homemade elderflower cordial is not difficult to make and this Elderflower and Rose is so much better than anything you can buy. You can serve with sparkling water for a refreshing drink or why not add some fizz, I recommend Prosecco, for a delicious cocktail. It also makes a great homemade gift
Makes 3 litres
Preparation Time 25 Minutes
Cooking Time - 3o minutes
1. Give the flowers a good shake to ensure there are no insects hiding among the petal and rinse lightly in cold water. Trim the steams and remove any leaves.
2. In a large pan, heat the sugar and water, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved completely. Bring to the boil and then remove from the heat. Allow to cool a little, then add the flowers, rose water, lemon rind, lemon juice and citric acid. Stir well, and cover. Leave for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. Strain the syrup through a muslin or old cotton tea towel (needs to be clean!) placed in a colander, ensuring that none of the bits get through. Decant into sterilised bottles and seal.
4. Keep in the fridge for 6 weeks.
Citric acid is available from local chemists, brewing and winemaking shops.
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!